2009–10 Football League Championship

Football League Championship
Season 2009–10
Champions Newcastle United
Promoted Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion
Blackpool
Relegated Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Argyle
Peterborough United
Matches played 557
Goals scored 1,446 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Peter Whittingham (22)
Biggest home win Reading 6–0 Peterborough
Biggest away win Bristol City 0–6 Cardiff City
Highest scoring Peterborough 4–4 Cardiff
Derby 5–3 Preston
Bristol City 5–3 Barnsley
Longest winning run Newcastle United (7 games, twice)[1]
Longest unbeaten run Nottingham Forest (19 games)[1]
Longest losing run Plymouth Argyle (7 games)[1]
Highest attendance 52,381[2]
Newcastle United 2–2 Ipswich Town
Lowest attendance 4,995[1]
Scunthorpe United 4–0 Peterborough United
Average attendance 18,119[2]

The 2009–10 Football League Championship (known as the Coca-Cola Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the sixth season of the league under its current title and eighteenth season under its current league division format. It started on 7 August 2009.[3]

Changes from previous season

Team changes

From Championship

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to League One

To Championship

Relegated from Premier League

Promoted from League One

Rule changes

On field rule changes

  1. 'Home Grown Players' rule which aims to encourage the development of young footballers at League clubs. The new rule will require clubs to name at least four players in their matchday squad that have been registered domestically, for a minimum of three seasons, prior to their 21st birthday
  2. For the first time clubs will also have the opportunity to name seven substitutes (previously five), three of which may enter the field of play (no change)[4]

Note: "Amendments to the laws of the game 2009–2010" also applied[5]

Off field rule changes

  1. Financial regulations relating to tax payments. From now on, any club that falls behind with its employee related payments to HMRC will be subject to a transfer embargo until such time as the debt is cleared[4]

Team overview

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
BarnsleyBarnsleyOakwell23,009
BlackpoolBlackpoolBloomfield Road12,555
Bristol CityBristolAshton Gate21,497
Cardiff CityCardiffCardiff City Stadium26,828
Coventry CityCoventryRicoh Arena32,609
Crystal PalaceLondonSelhurst Park26,309
Derby CountyDerbyPride Park Stadium33,597
Doncaster RoversDoncasterKeepmoat Stadium15,231
Ipswich TownIpswichPortman Road30,311
Leicester CityLeicesterWalkers Stadium32,500
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbroughRiverside Stadium35,100
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle upon TyneSt James' Park52,387
Nottingham ForestNottinghamCity Ground30,602
Peterborough UnitedPeterboroughLondon Road Stadium 115,460
Plymouth ArgylePlymouthHome Park19,500
Preston North EndPrestonDeepdale24,500
Queens Park RangersLondonLoftus Road19,128
ReadingReadingMadejski Stadium24,161
Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpeGlanford Park 19,088
Sheffield UnitedSheffieldBramall Lane32,609
Sheffield WednesdaySheffieldHillsborough Stadium39,814
Swansea CitySwanseaLiberty Stadium20,532
WatfordWatfordVicarage Road19,920
West Bromwich AlbionWest BromwichThe Hawthorns26,500

1 Ground contains some terracing

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Manager Team captain Kit maker Sponsor
Barnsley Mark Robins Stephen Foster Lotto Barnsley Building Society
Blackpool Ian Holloway Jason Euell Carbrini Carbrini
Bristol City Steve Coppell Louis Carey Puma DAS
Cardiff City Dave Jones Mark Hudson Puma SBOBET
Coventry City Chris Coleman Stephen Wright Puma Cassidy Group (home), StadiArena (away)
Crystal Palace Paul Hart Shaun Derry Nike GAC Logistics
Derby County Nigel Clough Robbie Savage Adidas Bombardier
Doncaster Rovers Sean O'Driscoll Brian Stock Vandanel Wright Investments
Ipswich Town Roy Keane Jon Walters Mitre Marcus Evans
Leicester City Nigel Pearson Matt Oakley Joma Loros (away)
Middlesbrough Gordon Strachan David Wheater Adidas Garmin
Newcastle United Chris Hughton Nicky Butt Adidas Northern Rock
Nottingham Forest Billy Davies Paul McKenna Umbro Victor Chandler
Peterborough United Gary Johnson Joe Lewis Adidas MRI Overseas Property
Plymouth Argyle Paul Mariner Carl Fletcher Adidas Ginsters
Preston North End Darren Ferguson Callum Davidson Canterbury Enterprise plc
Queens Park Rangers Neil Warnock Mikele Leigertwood Lotto Gulf Air
Reading Brian McDermott Ívar Ingimarsson Puma Waitrose
Scunthorpe United Nigel Adkins Cliff Byrne Carlotti Rainham Steel
Sheffield United Kevin Blackwell Chris Morgan Macron VisitMalta.com
Sheffield Wednesday Alan Irvine Darren Purse Puma The Children's Hospital Sheffield
Swansea City Paulo Sousa Garry Monk Umbro 32Red
Watford Malky Mackay Jay DeMerit Joma Evolution HDTV
West Bromwich Albion Roberto Di Matteo Scott Carson Umbro England 2018 (9 August 2009)
Bluesqbet (15 December 2009)
SBOBET (21 February 2010 and 2 April 2010)
Bathams (20 March 2010)
Esprit (23 March 2010 and 10 April 2010)
Leons (24 March 2010)

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Queens Park Rangers Managerless Managerless 9 April 2009 Jim Magilton 3 June 2009 Pre-season
Reading Steve Coppell Resigned 12 May 2009 Brendan Rodgers 5 June 2009 Pre-season
Watford Brendan Rodgers Signed by Reading 5 June 2009 Malky Mackay 15 June 2009 Pre-season
Swansea City Roberto Martínez Signed by Wigan Athletic 15 June 2009 Paulo Sousa 23 June 2009 Pre-season
West Bromwich Albion Tony Mowbray Signed by Celtic 16 June 2009 Roberto Di Matteo 30 June 2009 Pre-season
Barnsley Simon Davey Sacked 29 August 2009 Mark Robins 11 September 2009 24th
Middlesbrough Gareth Southgate Sacked 20 October 2009 Gordon Strachan 26 October 2009 3rd
Newcastle United Alan Shearer End of Contract 1 June 2009 Chris Hughton 27 October 2009 1st
Peterborough United Darren Ferguson Mutual Consent 9 November 2009 Mark Cooper 14 November 2009 24th
Plymouth Argyle Paul Sturrock Became Business Support 10 December 2009 Paul Mariner 10 December 2009 23rd
Sheffield Wednesday Brian Laws Sacked 13 December 2009 Alan Irvine 8 January 2010 22nd
Reading Brendan Rodgers Mutual Consent 16 December 2009 Brian McDermott 27 January 2010 21st
Queens Park Rangers Jim Magilton Mutual Consent 16 December 2009 Paul Hart 17 December 2009 14th
Preston North End Alan Irvine Sacked 29 December 2009 Darren Ferguson 6 January 2010 16th
Queens Park Rangers Paul Hart Mutual Consent 14 January 2010 Neil Warnock 1 March 2010 20th
Peterborough United Mark Cooper Sacked 1 February 2010 Jim Gannon 1 February 2010 24th
Crystal Palace Neil Warnock Signed by QPR 1 March 2010 Paul Hart 2 March 2010 21st
Bristol City Gary Johnson Mutual Consent 18 March 2010 Steve Coppell 22 April 2010 16th
Peterborough United Jim Gannon Mutual Consent 6 April 2010 Gary Johnson 6 April 2010 24th

League table

A total of 24 teams contested the division, including 18 sides remaining in the division from last season, three relegated from the Premier League, and three promoted from League One.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C) (P) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification for League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69
8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 +7 65
9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63
10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 9 63
11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 +8 62
12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 +1 60
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 7 57
14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 10 56
15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 11 56
16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 7 54
17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 15 54
18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 16 54
19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 17 54
20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 62 84 22 52
21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 3 049*
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 46 11 14 21 49 69 20 47 Relegation to Football League One
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 11 8 27 43 68 25 41
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 8 10 28 46 80 34 34

Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Crystal Palace were given a ten-point deduction for entering administration.[6]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-offs

  Semi-finals Final at Wembley
                     
6 Blackpool 2 4 6  
3 Nottingham Forest 1 3 4  
    6 Blackpool 3
  4 Cardiff City 2
5 Leicester City 0 3 3
4 Cardiff City (p) 1 2 3  

First leg

Blackpool 2–1 Nottingham Forest
Southern  26'
Adam  57' (pen.)
(Report)  13' Cohen
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 11,805
Referee: Phil Dowd
Leicester City 0–1 Cardiff City
(Report)  13' Whittingham
Attendance: 29,165
Referee: Alan Wiley

Second leg

Nottingham Forest 3–4 Blackpool
Earnshaw  7', 66'
Adebola  90+2'
(Report)  56', 76', 79' Campbell
 72' Dobbie
Attendance: 28,358

Blackpool win 6–4 on aggregate

Cardiff City 2 – 3
(a.e.t.)
Leicester City
Chopra  21'
Whittingham  69' (pen.)
(Report)  25' Fryatt
 36' (o.g.) Hudson
 49' King
Penalties
Chopra
McCormack
Ledley
Kennedy
4–3 Berner
Howard
Solano
Kermorgant
Waghorn
Attendance: 26,033
Referee: Howard Webb

Cardiff City 3–3 Leicester City on aggregate. Cardiff City win 4–3 on penalties

Final

Blackpool 3–2 Cardiff City
Adam  12'
Taylor-Fletcher  39'
Ormerod  45'
(Report)  8' Chopra
 36' Ledley
Attendance: 82,244

Blackpool are promoted to the Premier League

Results

Fixtures for the 2009–10 season were announced by The Football League on 17 June 2009.[3][7]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLP BRICARCOVCRYDERDONIPSLEIMIDNEWNOTPETPLYPNEQPRREASCUSHUSHWSWAWATWBA
Barnsley 10 23 10 02 00 00 01 21 10 21 22 21 22 13 03 01 13 11 22 12 00 10 31
Blackpool 12 11 11 30 22 00 20 10 12 20 21 31 20 20 11 22 20 41 30 12 51 32 23
Bristol City 53 20 06 11 10 21 25 00 11 21 22 11 11 31 42 10 11 11 23 11 10 22 21
Cardiff City 02 11 30 20 11 61 21 12 21 10 01 11 20 01 10 02 00 40 11 32 21 31 11
Coventry City 31 11 11 12 11 01 10 21 11 22 02 10 32 11 11 10 13 21 32 11 01 04 00
Crystal Palace 11 41 01 12 01 10 03 31 01 10 02 11 20 11 31 02 13 04 10 00 01 30 11
Derby County 23 02 10 20 21 11 02 13 10 22 30 10 21 21 53 24 21 14 01 30 01 20 22
Doncaster Rovers 01 33 10 20 00 11 21 33 01 14 01 10 31 12 11 20 12 43 11 10 00 21 23
Ipswich Town 10 31 00 20 32 13 10 11 00 11 04 11 00 02 11 30 21 10 03 00 11 11 11
Leicester City 10 21 13 10 22 20 00 00 11 20 00 30 11 10 12 40 12 51 21 30 21 41 12
Middlesbrough 21 03 00 01 11 11 20 20 31 01 22 11 10 01 20 20 11 30 00 10 11 01 05
Newcastle United 61 41 00 51 41 20 00 21 22 10 20 20 31 31 30 11 30 30 21 10 30 20 22
Nottingham Forest 10 01 11 00 20 20 32 41 30 51 10 10 10 30 30 50 21 20 10 21 10 24 01
Peterborough United 12 01 10 44 01 11 03 12 31 12 22 23 12 12 01 10 32 30 10 11 22 21 23
Plymouth Argyle 00 02 32 13 01 01 10 21 11 11 02 02 01 12 11 11 41 21 01 13 11 01 01
Preston North End 14 00 22 30 32 11 00 11 20 01 22 01 32 20 20 22 12 32 21 22 20 11 00
Queens Park Rangers 52 11 21 01 22 11 11 21 12 12 15 01 11 11 20 40 41 01 11 11 11 10 31
Reading 10 21 20 01 30 24 41 00 11 01 02 12 00 60 21 41 10 11 13 50 11 11 11
Scunthorpe United 21 24 30 11 10 12 32 22 11 11 02 21 22 40 21 31 01 22 31 20 02 22 13
Sheffield United 00 30 20 34 10 20 11 11 33 11 10 01 00 10 43 10 11 30 01 32 20 20 22
Sheffield Wednesday 22 20 01 31 20 22 00 02 01 20 13 22 11 21 21 12 12 02 40 11 02 21 04
Swansea City 31 00 00 32 00 00 10 00 00 10 03 11 01 10 10 20 20 00 30 21 00 11 02
Watford 10 22 20 04 23 13 01 11 21 33 11 12 00 01 10 20 31 30 30 30 41 01 11
West Bromwich Albion 11 32 41 02 10 01 31 31 20 30 20 11 13 20 31 32 22 31 20 31 10 01 50

Updated to games played on 2 May 2010.
Source: The Football League
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goalscorers and assists

Season statistics

Scoring

  • First goal of the season: Miles Addison for Derby County against Peterborough United, 4:00 minutes (8 August 2009)[10]
  • Fastest goal in a match: 23 seconds
    • Billy Clarke for Blackpool against Preston North End (30 November 2009)
    • Daryl Murphy for Ipswich Town against Middlesbrough (6 February 2010)[11]
  • Goal scored at the latest point in a match: 90+6:12Pablo Couñago for Ipswich Town against Coventry City (16 January 2010)[12]
  • First own goal of the season: Kaspars Gorkšs (Queens Park Rangers) for Plymouth Argyle, 90+2:26 minutes (15 August 2009)[13]
  • First penalty kick of the season: Paul Hartley (scored) for Bristol City against Preston North End, 48:35 (8 August 2009)[14]
  • Widest winning margin: 6
    • Bristol City 0–6 Cardiff City (26 January 2010)[15]
    • Reading 6–0 Peterborough United (17 April 2010)[16]
  • Most goals in one half: 6
    • Newcastle United 6–1 Barnsley (5 March 2010)
    • Bristol City 2–5 Doncaster Rovers (5 March 2010)
  • Most goals in one half by a single team: 5
    • Newcastle United 6–1 Barnsley (5 March 2010)
  • Most goals scored by losing team: 3
    • Sheffield United 3–4 Cardiff City (24 October 2009)
    • Sheffield United 4–3 Plymouth Argyle (27 February 2010)
    • Bristol City 5–3 Barnsley (23 March 2010)
    • Doncaster Rovers 4–3 Scunthorpe United (24 April 2010)[17]
    • Nottingham Forest 3–4 Blackpool (11 May 2010)[18]
  • Most goals scored by one player in a match: 4
    • Michael Chopra (Cardiff City vs. Derby County) – 36, 57, 62, 75 minutes (29 September 2009)[19]
Hat-tricks
PlayerNationalityForAgainstResultGoals scoredDateRef
Shola AmeobiNigeriaNewcastle UnitedReading3–0315 August 2009
Michael ChopraEnglandCardiff CityPlymouth Argyle3–1318 August 2009
Kevin NolanEnglandNewcastle UnitedIpswich Town4–0326 September 2009
Michael ChopraEnglandCardiff CityDerby County6–1429 September 2009
Peter WhittinghamEnglandCardiff CitySheffield United4–3324 October 2009
Darius HendersonEnglandSheffield UnitedBristol City3–2328 November 2009
Robert EarnshawWalesNottingham ForestLeicester City5–135 December 2009
Freddy EastwoodWalesCoventry CityPeterborough United3–2312 December 2009
Paul GallagherScotlandLeicester CityScunthorpe United5–1313 February 2010

Discipline

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Notes
Manager Club Player Club
August Chris Hughton Newcastle United Shola Ameobi Newcastle United [26]
September Chris Hughton Newcastle United Leon Best Coventry City [27][28]
October Dave Jones Cardiff City Peter Whittingham Cardiff City [29][30]
November Chris Hughton Newcastle United Darren Ambrose Crystal Palace [31][32]
December Billy Davies Nottingham Forest Lee Camp Nottingham Forest [33][34]
January Alan Irvine Sheffield Wednesday Charlie Adam Blackpool [35][36]
February Nigel Pearson Leicester City Paul Gallagher Leicester City [37]
March Brian McDermott Reading Gylfi Sigurðsson Reading [38][39]
April Chris Hughton Newcastle United Kevin Nolan Newcastle United [38][40]

Team of the Year

Events

Controversy

  • 15 August 2009

During a game between Bristol City and Crystal Palace, Freddie Sears scored a goal that ricocheted off the stanchion and went back out, but the linesman didn't see the goal and so it was disallowed.[41] Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock called for a replay.[42] Following the game, the three officials were suspended until it could be solved.[43]

  • 28 November 2009

The tie between Plymouth and Barnsley was abandoned after 58 minutes because of heavy rain affecting the pitch. Barnsley were winning 4–1 and manager Mark Robins argued that it was a "let off" for Plymouth and that the travelling Barnsley fans should be reimbursed.[44] The postponed match took place on 30 March, where it ended in a 0–0 draw.[45]

Crystal Palace administration

On 27 January 2010, the Football League had announced that Crystal Palace had been placed into administration and Sheffield firm P&A Partnership were appointed as administrators for the club. Palace were docked ten points and dropped from 9th to 21st.[46] They managed to survive another season in the Championship, but only after drawing 2–2 with Sheffield Wednesday on the final day and confined Wednesday to League One football in 2010–11.[47]

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